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Show more details of Beeleigh Abbey Gardens

Abbey Turning, London Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6LL

In the open countryside just outside Maldon, down by the River Chelmer, stands Beeleigh Abbey, one of the most ancient continuously inhabited buildings in England.

  • Rail station: Witham (8 miles)
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Beth Chatto Gardens
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Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.

  • Rail station: Colchester (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Bridge End Garden
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Bridge End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HR

Bridge End Garden was laid out by the Gibson family in the nineteenth century and is open to the public each day free of charge. Recently restored back to its former glory.

  • Rail station: Audley End (2 miles)
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Green Island Gardens

Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7SP

20 acres of professionally designed gardens within woodland destroyed by the 1987 hurricane. Now a plantsman's paradise full of unusual plants for all year round colour.

  • Rail station: Manningtree (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Hedingham Castle
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Baley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ

Visit Hedingham Castle for a great family day out. Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep.

  • Rail station: Braintree
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum
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Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG

A tree collection from all the temperate areas of the world set in more than 200 acres of historic landscape provides interest and enjoyment throughout the year at Marks Hall.

  • Rail station: Marks Tey (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Myddelton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG

Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.

  • Rail station: Turkey Street (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of RHS Garden Hyde Hall
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Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET

Royal Horticultural Society Garden

  • Rail station: Chelmsford (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of The Gardens of Easton Lodge
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Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB

Designed by Harold Peto in 1902 for 'Daisy' Countess of Warwick. Abandoned in 1950, restoration commenced in 1993. Visit the Italian garden, glade,'Peto' Pavilion, courtyard with fountain - and be inspired.

  • Rail station: Stansted Airport (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of The Gibberd Garden

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NA

20th century garden, designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd on the side of a small valley - with terraces, wild garden, vistas, pools, streams and many sculptures.

  • Rail station: Harlow Mill (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Waltham Abbey Gardens
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Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1XQ

Abbey Gardens offers relaxing surrounding and is reputed to be the burial place of King Harold, after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

  • Rail station: Waltham Cross (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens

In or near : Braintree, Essex

A 5.5 acre Victorian garden with many original features including bandstand, tennis courts, pond and ornamental flower beds.

  • Rail station: Braintree (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Churchill Gardens

In or near : Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Secluded and peaceful ornamental gardens with stream and waterfall.

 
 
Show more details of Feeringbury Manor

In or near : Colchester, Essex

A beautiful ten acre garden with something of interest at all times of year. Exuberant planting with masses of flowers and interesting plants. New 60 yard rose arbour by Ben Coode-Adams.

  • Rail station: Kelvedon (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Friary Walled Garden

In or near : Maldon, Essex

The Friary Walled Garden is very small and normally open to the public for a short time once a month.

  • Free entry
 
 
 
Show more details of Gnome Magic

In or near : Colchester, Essex

Gnome Magic is an unusual treat. Enjoy the delightful garden which blends into an amazing wood where the growing number of 500 gnomes and their friends live. Guaranteed to bring a little sunshine.

  • Rail station: Colchester (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Show more details of Little Easton Manor

In or near : Great Dunmow, Essex

Extensive gardens, topiary, lakes and fountains. The Barn Theatre and Turkey Barn are available to hire for conferences, civil ceremonies, wedding receptions, dinners, etc. Day ticket angling. Church adjacent.

  • Rail station: Stansted
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Prittlewell Square

In or near : Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Southend's oldest surviving public park dating from 1855.

 
 
Show more details of Red House Visitor Centre

In or near : Colchester, Essex

Relax by walking through artists and wildlife gardens. A junior farm and children's play area will ensure everybody will have a memorable day. Café, pottery and crafts for sale.

  • Rail station: Kelvedon (3 miles)
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Roundwood Garden & Visitor Centre

In or near : Braintree, Essex

Delightful garden centre, tea rooms, pensioners lunches Mon-Wed. Unusual shrubs, wildlife area, wide range of seasonal bedding plants, country craft shop, excellent facilities for disabled. Children’s play area, aviary and arboretum.

  • Rail station: Braintree (4 miles)
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Saling Hall Garden

In or near : Braintree, Essex

Twelve acre garden, including walled garden dated 1698. Ponds, water garden, many rare trees, temple. Open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme.

  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Show more details of Southchurch Hall Gardens

In or near : Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Ornamental gardens including large ponds with fish and wildfowl.

 
 
Show more details of Southend Cliffs Gardens

In or near : Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Southend Cliffs Gardens, with stunning views across the Estuary.

 
 
Show more details of Spencers Garden
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In or near : Halstead, Essex

Spencers is a traditional English country estate built by Lady Anne Spencer, granddaughter of the first Duke of Marlborough, in the mid 18th century.

  • Rail station: Braintree
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of The Place for Plants

In or near : Colchester, Essex

Garden and arboretum. 20 acres of beautiful grounds. Trees, shrubs and rare plants. Victorian walled garden houses specialist plant centre.

  • Rail station: Manningtree (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Show more details of Wickham Place Farm Garden

In or near : Witham, Essex

14 acres of walled garden, ponds and woodland walks to enjoy. Renowned for the huge wisterias in May. Lovely garden of roses, shrubs, perennials and bulbs provide year round colour.

  • Rail station: Witham (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 
 
 
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